Polk County's Jadyn Virgil

Virgil to begin quest for state 2A wrestling title

Polk County junior Jadyn Virgil will begin competition Thursday in the state 2A individual wrestling championships in Greensboro.

First-round action in the 2A state meet is set to begin at 5 p.m. in Greensboro Coliseum. Friday will feature quarterfinal matches as well as two consolation rounds, with the tournament concluding on Saturday.

Virgil, the 2A West Regional runner-up, will take his 43-9 record into a first-round 182-pound match against Bandys senior Camden Mongene, who placed third in the 2A Midwest Regional. Mongene enters with a 21-7 record.

The winner of that first-round match will face either Southwest Onslow’s Jason Rodriguez Jr., the 2A East champion at 39-2, or Bunn’s Dominic McDowell (10-6). The Virgil-Mongene loser will face the loser of the Rodriguez-McDowell match.